Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Av 20, 5775

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The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is playing the video version of "I've Got a Secret." But don't look for Garry Moore as its star or the guests to be some innocuous-looking seniors whose part-time jobs are dismantling bombs. Instead, it's Da Bomb: "The Secrets," part of the film-fest's opening weekend, is one of Israel's more-explosive films of the past decade,...
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And funny, as Jackie Mason, the 'Ultimate Jew,' votes with jabs and japes
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Pull a lever, pull our leg: In the electoral college that is comedy, Jackie Mason is in no undecided state: He's McShuganah over McCain. Well, maybe not McShuganah, maybe he's overwhelmed about him, well, maybe not exactly overwhelmed, maybe a little happy ... But make no mistake: His stump speech is no ode to Obama. The erstwhile rabbi, whose congregation...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The thing about comic strips, said Yaakov Kirschen, is that "it's really hard to do, but it looks easy." Kirschen should know -- he's been the pen behind The Jerusalem Post's strip, called Dry Bones , for the last 35 years, and he brought his incisive wit and piercing pen to Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley Monday night. Jokes...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Since the 1960s, Israeli journalist Yair Stern has made a name for himself working in various media, but he's perhaps best known as a guiding force behind the development of his country's television industry over the past 40 years. Last week, on the eve of receiving an Excellence in Media Award from his alma mater, Temple University, Stern, now 66,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
After 36 years, the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center is getting ready to say goodbye. Well, sort of. "We're not closing, because that gives the idea that we're going under, never to be seen again," said president Carole Le Faivre-Rochester. "As a center that's true, but as an archive that's not true at all." Beginning early next year, the archives will...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
5:00 PM
Sun. Aug 9
Jewish Humer Goes to the Movies
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Thu. Aug 13
Morning service in the Great Synagogue of Edirne
Judaic Studies Program of Drexel University
9:30 AM-11:00 AM

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